Oklahoma Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Oklahoma divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Oklahoma, an uncontested divorce is also known as “dissolution of marriage.” Dissolution of marriage requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce.
To qualify for dissolution of marriage, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You must also meet certain residency requirements (generally six months for one spouse, and at least 30 days in the county where you file the petition). Okla. Stat. tit. 43 §§ 102, 103 (2021).
To file an uncontested divorce in Oklahoma, you’ll have to cite the only ground allowed for dissolution of marriage: incompatibility. Self-help forms are not available online, but you can visit your county clerk’s office for assistance with forms and filing.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Oklahoma divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Oklahoma divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Oklahoma.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.